During an interview with XXL magazine, Geto Boys member Willie D revealed that those in the Houston, Texas-based group have discussed releasing a new album. News of a possible album from the trio comes on the heels of the start of the Geto Boys’ upcoming, month-long tour, and close to a decade after they released their last album, The Foundation.
In regards to the tour, it will kick off in Washington D.C. on June 7 and conclude on July 4. While speaking with XXL, Willie D explained that the tour resulted from fan’s demands to see the group live again.
“Well, we’re talking about some things, you know what I’m sayin’? We’re getting real close but we haven’t finalized anything as far as a project or a new album is concerned,” Willie D said. “We’re talking about doing a new album…The tour starts June 7 in D.C. It makes sense. That’s what we do. The Geto Boys. We’re artists, man, we perform. People want to see us perform. People wanna see the group together. We all had some pretty good success individually as solo acts, but there ain’t nothin’ like the Geto Boys.”
Later in the interview, the Texas rapper was asked if the Geto Boys will again focus on social issues if they were to release a new album.
“Where we come from is just the struggle,” he said. “And we know that it’s a lot of people out there that want to be able to say what we’re saying, but they don’t have the platform, or they don’t have the, I guess, the capacity to articulate the message the way we do. So they count on us to do it. They count on groups like us that have a message to go out there and speak up for the people, that’s not afraid of being fired, that’s not afraid that somebody’s gonna say, ‘I don’t like you, you’re not really my friend.’ They count on people like us to stand on our own two and not be worried about getting their endorsements taken away. We don’t have any endorsements so we’re not worried about getting any endorsements taken away. We don’t have any big companies backing us; we don’t even have a record label. So we’re doing our own thing, we don’t have to worry about our message.”